Darrell Williams inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame
VP & MD UK Logistics Division and Programme Director LCST Lieutenant General (Ret.) Darrell Williams, was recently inducted into the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Hall of Fame. Williams was honoured at a ceremony held at the 2021 AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration, and recognises Cadets who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. The distinction provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognising and honouring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting and significant contributions to the nation, the Army, and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC program.
Williams' distinguished military career spanned nearly four decades and included commands at every level. His leadership assignments included general, Combined Arms Support Command; deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command; commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime; and director of Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance, J-4 Headquarters, United States Pacific Command.
His military career culminated in the prestigious post as the director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), where he led a global workforce of over 25,000 military members and civilians and provided strategic leadership for the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) combat support agency for worldwide logistics. He directed nine supply chains supporting the U.S. military as well as federal, state, local, and international partners. Williams also oversaw the National Defense Stockpile, an international network of 25 distribution centres, and the DOD's process for reverse logistics.
In addition to his induction to the ROTC Hall of Fame, Williams' awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Williams is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies, and he is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va., and master's degrees in military arts and sciences, national security and strategic studies, and business management from Pennsylvania State University.
Williams is currently working at Leidos UK as Vice President and Managing Director, Logistics Division. He is also Programme Director for the Logistics, Commodities and Services Transformation Programme (LCST), a 13-year, £6.7bn Programme to transform the UK Ministry of Defence's supply chain.